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Human Resources Manager

Pevely, MO
April 12, 2016

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Jason L. Kotz, PHR, SHRM-CP

**** ******* ***** ***********, ** 63048 314-***-****


Degreed and Certified HR Professional with over seventeen years of hands-on experience in all facets of the Human Resources field to include labor relations, employee relations, workers compensation, EEOC/MCHR filings, benefits administration & negotiation and more. Specialized in creation of HR Departments where one did not exist prior.


Oversaw HR due diligence for the acquisition of 180 employee, multiple location company

Negotiated savings of over $330,000 in health insurance premiums

Rewrote and implemented all HR related policies and job descriptions for entire organization

Hired as the first HR Professional for a fire district in the County – used as a resource by several departments

Created and implemented safety program that reduced WC expenditures by 90% in an 18 month period

Recruited, hired and processed more than 300 employees in a four month span

Hired as the first “boots on the ground” for a start-up organization and created HR department from ground up

Implemented widely accepted bereavement gift program at three employers

PHR Designation – 1999, renewed in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015

SHRM-CP Designation – 2015, one of the first professionals to be granted SHRM’s designation


SCF Marine, Inc.

Human Resources Manager (September 2011 – March 2016)

Creation of HR Department from the ground up

Managed HR Department for multi-state organization with 570+ employees

Oversaw acquisition of multi-location organization with 180+ employees

Creation and implementation of policies, procedures and job descriptions

Ensured compliance with federal and state regulations

Coordinated new hire and termination process to include reference and criminal background checks

Employee relations throughout all locations (interstate travel – 4 states, 6 locations)

Advise President and Senior Management of multiple business lines on HR related issues

Advise Joint Venture Operations on HR related issues

Coordinated drug testing (DOT) for transportation personnel, random drug testing for various divisions

Oracle database entry and maintenance

Produced and distributed newsletter and wellness publication(s)

Monarch Fire Protection District

Director of Human Resources (October 2006 – September 2011)

Managed HR Department for 7 location fire protection district

Employee relations (fieldwork at 7 locations)

Part of negotiation team for labor negotiations

Creation/revision of HR Policies, Procedures, New Hire paperwork to modern specifications

Coordinated extensive selection process (panel interviews and practical testing) for new hires

Reference checking and criminal background checks on new-hires

Coordinate all WC cases with MOFaD, contracted medical personnel, management and employees

Coordinated departmental physicals and return to work status with off-site medical personnel

Acted as a legal “watchdog” for district Human Resources issues

Benefits administration, negotiation and oversight (medical/dental/life, 401k, etc.)

Acted as a liaison with media (television, print and radio) for District’s HR related issues

Webmaster for District Website, to include HTML editing

Jason L. Kotz, PHR, SHRM-CP

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Gujarat Glass International – Park Hills Glass Plant

Director of Human Resources (March 2006 – October 2006)

Managed HR Department (Staff of three) for 500+ employee glass manufacturing plant

Creation of HR Policies, Procedures, New Hire paperwork to Missouri specifications

Final determination on all terminations and new-hires

Coordinate all WC cases with on-staff Nurse and contracted Medical personnel

Overall plant safety (adherence to OSHA standards)

Acted as Environmental Safety Officer for plant (including runoff water testing)

Oversight of payroll department, weekly (Union) and bi-weekly (Non-Union) processing

Benefits administration (medical/dental/life, 401k, etc.)

ESP Missouri Inc. (Gateway Clean Air Program)

Human Resources Manager (October 1999 – September 2005)

Sole Human Resources representative for 300+ employee, 13 location organization

Employee relations and union avoidance (field work at 13 locations)

All disciplinary actions/terminations (personally conducted “difficult” terminations – i.e. violent employees)

Represented company in warding off potential litigation (EEOC/MCHR/OSHA/DOL filings, etc.)

New hire and termination processing (weekly orientations & exit interviews)

Coordinate all workers compensation cases (reduced WC expenditures by 90+%)

Benefits Administration, HIPAA documentation (401k enrollments, medical/dental/vision, Life AD&D, etc.)

Recruiting and retention (With focus on minority recruiting)

MassMutual/Mass Financial Group

Director of Recruiting and Selection (November 1997 – September 1999)

HBE Corporation (Hospital Building and Equipment)/Adam’s Mark

Corporate Personnel Specialist/Recruiter (April 1997 – October 1997)


The University of Texas @ San Antonio (UTSA)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. Graduated in May, 1996.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Aviation Computer Science Program (44 Hours total) Prescott, AZ and Daytona, FL campuses, 1990-1991


SHRM / EMA / HRMA / ASTD (either current member or former member)

Volunteer with the Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Windsor School Board, Facilities Committee

Former Youth Soccer Coach, YMCA


CPR & First Aid Trained

Extensive telephone, interpersonal and interviewing skills

Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills (diffusing potentially violent situations)

Extensive computer hardware/software skills

Jason L. Kotz, PHR, SHRM-CP

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Company Name: SCF Marine, Inc.

Employed: September 2011 – March 2016

Starting Title: Human Resources Manager

Ending Title: Human Resources Manager

Starting Salary: $68,000 + Bonus

Current/Ending Salary: $77,000 + Bonus, Stock

Supervisor name: Kenneth Gillum

Supervisor title: Controller

Contact:, 618-***-****

Address: 727 North 1st St, Suite 600

St. Louis, MO 63102

Company Name: Monarch Fire Protection District

Employed: October 2006 – September 2011

Starting Title: Director of Human Resources

Ending Title: Director of Human Resources

Starting Salary: $57,000

Current/Ending Salary: $65,024

Supervisor name: Chief Clifford “Chip” Biele (Retired)

Supervisor title: Fire Chief

Contact: 314-***-****

Address: 13725 Olive Blvd.

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Company Name: Gujarat Glass International

Employed: March 2006 – October 2006

Starting Title: Human Resources Director

Ending Title: Human Resources Director

Starting Salary: $57,000 + Bonus

Ending Salary: $57,000 + Bonus

Supervisor name: James Moore

Supervisor title: Vice President of Marketing and Administration

Contact: 856-***-****

Address: 1000 Taylor Avenue

Park Hills, MO 63601

Company Name: ESP Missouri, Inc.

Employed: October 1999 – September 2005

Starting Title: Human Resources Coordinator

Ending Title: Human Resources Manager

Starting Salary: $35,000 + Bonus (20%)

Ending Salary: $53,144 + Bonus (20%)

Supervisor name: Richard Fitzherbert

Supervisor title: Program Manager


Address: 13739 Rider Trail North (No longer in existence)

Earth City, MO 63045

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